today i went to asakusa! this is old time tokyo. the gate is the entrance into asakusa. there are many shops inside! the dolls are traditional japanese toys. of course, no kids plays with them now so they are collectables! i had traditional japanese icecream, mine was watermelon flavored. yum :D after that, we went to the temple. before you can enter, you have to do the cleansing ritual. you wash the left hand then the right and then clean your mouth before cleaning the ladle for the next person. inside, we are encouraged to reflect on our life’s journey. it’s very serene. after that, we rode a rickshaw! hahaha i loved it! afterwards we went to dinner and had hiroshima style okonomiyaki (japanese pancake). yes, we had to cook it ourselves though some nice people from hiroshima helped us! lastly, as every good night should end, we went to karoke!